Avatar of the tutor
Arlington, Texas
Background Check
Background Check
Avatar of the tutor
Ray M.
Arlington, Texas
Background Check
Background Check
Teaching Locations:
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Beginner to intermediate. Classical guitar requires heavy emphasis on fundamentals, such as proper sitting position, rest strokes and free strokes, etc., as well as theory and overall practicing technique.
About Ray M.

Born in Arlington, Texas, I began playing guitar and bass guitar in high school. After studying for several years under Joey Faust, I studied Jazz, Classical Guitar, and Music Theory at TCC in Fort Worth. I began teaching in my free time to friends and family in 2003; by 2008 I was teaching full time, my students ranging in age from 3 to over 70. I also play piano, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and auto harp. *** Lesson Details *** I believe lessons should be fun, so all lessons are tailored to the individual student, based on the student's interests and goals. Students are free to progress at their own pace, and to choose their own learning material. Styles and techniques include Rock, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Shred, Slide Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Slap Bass, to name a few. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in my home studio are definitely more beneficial to the student, because I have all my toys here! Besides having all of my other instruments here for demonstrations, or being able to freely change between electric or acoustic guitar for example. I also find that students who are at home (especially the children) tend to be more distracted, whether it's from lack of privacy due to the area chosen for the lessons, or often (again, this goes especially for the kids) there are pets that they like to play with while I'm trying to talk to them. When they're guests in my home, however, I find I have their strict attention. *** Specialties *** I am primarily a guitar player specializing in electric lead guitar and solo acoustic guitar/vocal performance. I also teach beginner to advanced bass guitar, primarily finger-style.

Reviews

Write a Review
4.8
34 Reviews
5Review Star
88%
4Review Star
12%
3Review Star
0%
2Review Star
0%
1Review Star
0%
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio

Excellent teacher. He makes it understandable and very encouraging.

Posted Mar 17, 2021
Student's Home
Student's Home

Ray is very patient and takes time to explain everything in a way you can understand.

Posted Jun 30, 2020
Student's Home
Student's Home

Ray was very informative, and very passionate about teaching me and was very respectful and made me feel welcome.. I'm very excited about returning for my other lessons.

Posted Mar 15, 2020
112233...1212Next >Next >
Experience
Music Instructor
Oct 2011 - Present
City of Arlington, Texas
In addition to private lessons, I also teach weekly guitar and piano classes at Hugh Smith Recreation Center in Arlington, Texas.
Languages
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Call us at 877-310-1872
Reserve Your Spot
Classical Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
map
Valley View drive
Ray's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Time Zone:
Ray's Studio Lesson Pricing
30 minutes
$34
45 minutes
$43
60 minutes
$52